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Lochside Chalet With Fireplace, Fantastic Mountain And Lake Views and Fishing.

Bedrooms 3
Space 700 sq ft
Property type chalet


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

About the Property

Set on a 2/3 acre plot , in Dalavich Chalet

Park, the Bubble sleeps up to 6 people in

2 bedrooms with double beds

1 twin bedroom with bunkbed.

Dining table with seating for 6

(+Cot & High chair if requested)


Satellite TV in two bedrooms + Lounge

DVD Player, wireless broadband ,

Quality Stereo & Radio, Barbecue,

Fully equipped kitchen with Dishwasher &


A soft golden sand beach about 40 metres away , can be nice for swimming in the summer if you stay in the shallows , but do not go far out as the water becomes hypothermia dangerous cold !!!

There is a Pub, Restaurant, Shop and Post office

within 2 or 3 or minutes walk.

If you a want a relaxing cabin in the forest with great views and a lovely ambience , this place ticks all those boxes, if you have OCD and will send me photos (from different angles) of a socket with a few flecks of dust upon it , or will perplex yourself about finding an insect out here in the forest, perhaps this is not the place for you :)

*Extra costs - this might be for bringing pets or for very short reservations which can sometimes be subject to my cost for cleaning. In such instances you will be explicitly advised before any charges are applied.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Nicky

Grew up in Bermuda

Live in Scotland on a boat now.

Nicky purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Nicky chose Dalavich

Used to live in central London, this is an amazing location away from it all.

What makes this chalet unique

I am told it has some :) one of them being that people can feel at home very quickly

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Nicky,

Mark mentioned that you emailed, but he has yet to get a chance to email you back. We thoroughly

enjoyed our stay. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The fact that you have everything available for

our use (dishes, towels, CD player, fire starters, etc) made the stay even better. Honestly, we have

been talking so highly about it ever since we have returned. We would LOVE to come again with a

couple friends. The pictures we took have sparked a lot of interest from both our families, and we

know it is booked through the summer, but we are planning on staying again. I hope we left it in decent

shape. We had to rush off Friday morning.

Sorry I can't be helpful with suggestions to make it better, because it really was wonderful. All that we

hoped for and more!

I hope to stay again in the future!

Have a great day.

Steph Ciattilini
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Dalavich in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Shower room with basin.and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
  • 1 King size bed 1 Double bed 1 Bunk bed ( 2 singles )
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


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Lochside Chalet With Fireplace, Fantastic Mountain And Lake Views and Fishing.
average rating of 4.74359 based on 40 reviews

Absolutely Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

The Bubble is such a unique experience that I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to just get away from it all. The views are breathtaking, the air is so clean and everything you could possibly need is at your fingertips. We went for a friends birthday as a retreat getaway, and I have never felt more relaxed or at peace in my entire life. We are genuinely planning to return for a longer visit than a just a weekend. But, honestly if you are looking for something different, with bundles of character, with a lovely owner who gives you all the information you'll ever need to know, in a setting where you're happy to sit in the rain just to take in the experience, then this is perfect for you.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing find

  • 5 of 5

What a place!

The Bubble is a beautiful, cozy chalet overlooking the aptly named Loch Awe, just what we were looking for! A perfect mix of basic/rustic and fancy (the fanciest oven we have ever used!)

TVs in every room (though we didn't even have them on) WiFi and good 4G signal throughout, great eclectic cd collection for even the snobbiest of musical snobs and a good sound system ready to go to play them on - with an aux cable sticking out for your own devices (this kind of stuff is very important!)

If you want to switch all that off and get away from it all though, this place is perfect,

fun/scary twisty 14 mile single track to get to Dalavich but well worth it, the surrounding area is breathtaking with forests, castles and proper mountains - go a few miles up the road to the next few glens and every direction you look is a stunning landscape view, really good for the soul - we even spotted a golden eagle perched proudly on a sign by the side of the road and soon after, another one taking off from the empty road ahead of us on the drive home - they were amazing to see!

We had a magical few days up at The Bubble and we will definitely be back again soon, thanks Nicky!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Castles, Golden eagles, black panthers wandering through thin quiet village streets in the wee hours and half naked natives burning effigies of fire gods in deserted mountain lochs ...what's not to like :)
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It was lovely , really cosy chalet

  • 5 of 5

Was really impressed with the property , it was a really comfortable cosy chalet with amazing views of the loch , couldn't fault it at all and will defenetly return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

A very compact ,cozy and comfortable chalet. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and if you love fishing - you are in heaven. Oban the nearest town is about 20 miles away and is also a great place in terms of food and destinations to visit. The music selection on cd is one of the most wide ranging from Beethoven to ELO.

At night ,light the log fire and chill out.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Out in the fields, a little whiskey in the jar, dancing in the moonlight.
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Lovely , homely, little chalet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the bubble. Nicky was easy to get in touch with when needed and more than helpful. We felt totally at home with our 2 dogs , lovely walks for them, fishing for us.... only caught 1.... Everything we needed was there including comfy clean beds and a nice hot shower. Weather was a bit wet but this didn't spoil our stay.

Only thing we would change is moving the chalet nearer the loch so we could cast off from balcony😀? oh and maybe making the road wider on the drive in, but according to the locals , they like it that way, keeps people out, I see their point! That's why its unspoilt.

However, we would definitely consider going back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just simply amazing. Great holiday with beatifull views, The Bubble have everything you need . Perfect. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Car: recommended

A Swiss style waterfront chalet, near to the Remote Village of Dalavich on the Shores of Loch Awe .

There are castles nearby and fishing , it is a Scottish holiday experience.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Dalavich, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Post Dec 15th
14 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Booking Notes:
25% reserves the property , with the balance to be paid 2 months before arrival. Unless arriving within 2 months.
Zero refunds if date of arrival is within 2 months ,all deposits are forfeit on cancellation.

Check-in is at 4pm
Checkout is at 10am

Changeover Day:
Any changeover day is acceptable

1 night stays are possible , but after cleaning costs are added on they will cost nearly as much as a two night stay !!

People in unfamiliar environments break and damage things like dinner plates and kitchen countertops, as such i try and persuade my guests to take my accidental damage insurance costing £14 , this is a less hassle and much better option than asking for £hundreds in security deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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